Frittatine in trippa (Frittata in Tomato Sauce)

FrankLazio, secondi piatti, Toscana15 Comments

Frittatine in trippa

Eggs and tomatoes were meant for each other. From the Neapolitan “Eggs in Purgatory” to the Mexican huevos rancheros to the Chinese Stir-Fried Eggs with Tomatoes, to the old-fashioned American scrambled eggs with ketchup, everyone seems to love this epic combination of flavors. Here’s another Italian take on the theme, … Read More

“Thoughts on the Table” Podcast: Interview with Yours Truly!

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Folks, I sat down recently with Paolo Rigiroli of the Thoughts on the Table podcast to talk about the story behind Memorie di Angelina, the Italian-American experience, authenticity in Italian cooking, and lots more. If you’d like to listen in, you can find our conversation on iTunes or on Paolo’s great … Read More

Spaghetti alla carbonara

FrankLazio, pasta, primi piatti37 Comments

My grandmother Angelina never made it, as far as I can recall, but as a long-time resident of Rome I have a great fondness for la carbonara, one of the iconic dishes of Roman cooking. Together with bucatini all’amatriciana, you’ll find it on just about every menu in town. And … Read More

New! Memorie di Angelina’s Flipboard Magazine

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Dear readers, Just a quick note to let you know that we’ve launched yet another way to enjoy Memorie di Angelina. We now have a Flipboard Magazine! For those of you who are not familiar with Flipboard, it’s a visually stunning aggregator for mobile platforms like iOS and Android that … Read More

Bucatini all’amatriciana

FrankAbruzzo, Lazio, pasta, primi piatti44 Comments

Bucatini all'amatriciana

It could be said that bucatini all’amatriciana and spaghetti alla carbonara are the ‘Romulus and Remus‘ of Roman cooking. No two dishes typify the local cuisine better than these two yet, like the two founding brothers of the Eternal City, neither actually comes from the city of Rome itself. L’amatriciana, … Read More

Memorie di Angelina inducted into the Tuscanycious Hall of Fame!

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Dear readers, A quick note to let you know some wonderful news: Tuscanycious, the official food and travel website of the Tuscany Region, has just inducted our humble website into their Hall of Fame! In their words, “These websites have received a special badge because they share authentic Tuscan food and wine … Read More

Pollo alla panna (Italian Creamed Chicken)

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Italian Creamed Chicken

One of the hallmarks of Italian cooking is its utter simplicity, and few dishes exemplify this quality as well as this one. As the named implies, Italian creamed chicken  is essentially just chicken simmered in cream, the other ingredients do nothing more than provide a subtle enhancement for this heavenly marriage … Read More

Carote marinate (Marinated Carrots)

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Marinated Carrots

Carote marinate, or marinated carrots, are beautiful to look at and wonderfully versatile.  In season year ’round, they serve equally well as an antipasto or side dish, or as part of a buffet spread. Best of all, they take almost no effort to make and can—indeed, should—be made ahead of time. … Read More